Online Conference

Calling all CYPMHS and CAMHS professionals working with vulnerable children and young people. This unique online forum is a great opportunity for you to connect with colleagues from across the country and hear from services who are taking innovative steps towards enhancing engagement. Take one day out to delve into these pioneering approaches and find out how your service can prevent hospital admissions through early therapeutic interventions and improving the interface between schools.

Improving Access to CYP Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)
Online 5 hours From £189+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Do you want to know what other CYPMHS and CAMHS teams across the country are doing? If yes, this is the event for you. By focussing on case study interventions and service developments, you will take away new ideas to:

  • Achieve person centred care to improve therapeutic outcomes
  • Progress digitalisation plans to accelerate referral times
  • Enable wider engagement with new online therapies
  • Collaborate with schools to ensure that children are supported promptly
  • Advance your risk assessment tools for appropriate therapies
  • Build effective strategies in self-harm support
  • Create your 24/7 crisis care service for CYP
  • Discover innovative rapid response plans in eating disorders

Attend this online CYPMHS event from the comfort of your own home

Book your place now and be part of this inspiring exchange of experiences and ideas where you will be:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Tim McDougall, Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing & Quality and National Professional Advisor for CYPMH, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust CQC
National update
Enabling the NHS Long Term Plan: achieving person-centered and age appropriate care
  • Improving access through school or college-based Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs)
  • Enabling integrated approaches across health, social care, education and the voluntary sector
  • Exploring digital tools for CAMHS teams to improve engagement and effectivity
Kathryn Pugh MBE, Consultant, KCBD Limited
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Improving mental health of CYP that have been affected by the pandemic
  • How can we transform CAMHS to be more collaborative?
  • What impact has the pandemic had on young people in your service?
  • How does your service support children and young people get the help that they need? What more can be done?
Breaking into small groups to discuss and share your experiences on this important topic with your fellow attendees
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: Improving mental health of CYP that have been affected by the pandemic
Moderators will go on screen to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms. Whilst the presenters are speaking, you can feedback your comments and questions using the chat box function.
Enhancing engagement
Transforming children and young people mental health services: Improving referral times
  • Integrating multi-agency mental health services to enable fast and effective online referrals
  • Improving access to online resources and support before clinical intervention
  • Building a business case to enable digital development for quicker access to support in your service
Tim McDougall, Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing & Quality and National Professional Advisor for CYPMH, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust CQC
Improving interface with schools
Collaborating with schools to increase the coverage of support in the community
  • Establishing relationships: supporting parents and families to become experts by experience
  • Increasing capacity: trialing training approaches to increase workforce capacity
  • Ensuring consistent and equal approaches to encouraging children and young people in therapy
Lesley French, Joint Programme Director: Leading Transformation & Change: CYP Mental Health & Wellbeing Services and Supervisors Course Training, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Sponsorship opportunity
If you would like to share your product or service with this audience, then there is an opportunity to present for 5 minutes during the online conference and be part of the interactive sessions. Email for further details or call 01732 897788.
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Working collaboratively with schools to promote good emotional wellbeing
  • What are your experiences of working with schools during the last 18 months?
  • How can your service develop productive partnerships with local schools?
  • How do we meet the needs of CYP who are not in employment or education?
Lunch break
Interactive discussion feedback: Working collaboratively with schools to promote good emotional wellbeing
Moderators will go on screen to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms. Whilst the presenters are speaking, you can feedback your comments and questions using the chat box function.
Safeguarding vulnerable CYPs
Shared experiences for modelling services to improve care for gender variance in CYP
  • Building and providing targeted interventions children and young people struggling with gender identity
  • Ensuring health care professionals are able access emotional wellbeing support for vulnerable patients
  • Exploring the results of targeted inventions for gender diverse patients
Jan Sampson, Training Manager, Mermaids
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Utilising technology to meet new waiting times standards
  • How has the pandemic boosted the advancement in virtual therapy?
  • What assessment criteria do CYP need to meet to qualify for virtual therapy?
  • How can technology improve your waiting lists times to ensure that CYP are seen quickly?
Screen break
Interactive discussion feedback: Utilising technology to meet new waiting times standards
Moderators will go on screen to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms. Whilst the presenters are speaking, you can feedback your comments and questions using the chat box function.
Early interventions: eating disorders
Multi-agency approaches to eating disorders: improve outcomes and reduce inpatient care
  • Innovative multi-agency approaches for CAMHS: implementation processes and outcomes explored
  • Investigating how rapid access to in the early stages of illness will improve clinical outcomes
  • Increasing access of early intervention services and reducing waiting times to support young adults
Kevin Parkinson, CEO, First Steps Eating Disorders
Preventing avoidable crisis admissions
Case study: Achieving an age-appropriate crisis service for children and young people
  • Understanding wider crisis care in mental health and improving post pandemic approaches
  • Delivering effective crisis assessments, follow ups and intensive home treatment
  • Understanding the outcomes and impact of effective crisis care and risk assessment in CAMHS
Samantha Diston, Clinical Lead, CYPS Psychiatric Liaison Team, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Closing remarks and close of conference

First-hand speaker experiences

Come together with our expert speakers to benchmark your best practice and develop new strategies:

Job Title:
Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing & Quality and National Professional Advisor for CYPMH
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust CQC

Job Title:
KCBD Limited

Job Title:
Joint Programme Director: Leading Transformation & Change: CYP Mental Health & Wellbeing Services and Supervisors Course Training
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Job Title:
Training Manager

Job Title:
First Steps Eating Disorders

Trustee of First Steps Eating Disorders with board portfolio for strategy, and business development, Kevin has coached the board of trustees since joining the charity in 2015 on the NHS 5YFV and Local Government public health and community development policy having previously been elected to Derbyshire County and Amber Valley Borough Councils, holding cabinet portfolios for adult care and economic regeneration working across statutory partners and systems creating local policy responses at an infrastructure, neighbourhood and place level. 

A consultant with the Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) with the Local Government Association, Kevin has worked in the NHS since 2008 in senior commissioning and contracting roles for NHS England, a range of CCGs and CSUs and NHS Trusts gaining a wealth of experience across specialised services, acute, community, mental health and ambulance sectors.

Kevin was invited to join the trustee board after supporting First Steps to secure the Eating Disorders in Student Service (EDISS) NHS contract with University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Universities, which he has continued to expand with the charity supporting over 110k students across a number of East Midlands colleges and universities and supporting with CYP across a growing number of foundation schools requiring support in body image and disordered eating working with a growing number of 11 years old children referred by multiagency teams.

Job Title:
Clinical Lead, CYPS Psychiatric Liaison Team
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Call for speakers

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this online conference, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the Conference Producer, Vanessa Pearce or call Vanessa on 01732 897788.

Pricing structure

  • £249 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £199 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

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Certification of Attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event Changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

By bringing together CAMHS/CYPMH Services, Acute and Mental Health Trusts, Third Party Providers and CCGs, this national online conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to network with:

  • CYPMHS/CAMHS Managers and Clinical Leads
  • Programme Directors, Service Development Leads
  • Consultant Psychiatrists, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CAMHS Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialists

Past attendee feedback

"It was really insightful to hear what the other IAPT services were doing and to feel connected to the IAPT world during the pandemic"

TalkPlus, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

"Helpful and interesting overview of the on-going work in IAPT"

Kings's College London, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

"This online forum was excellent, well organised and planned really well to ensure the technical aspects all worked correctly"

Combined Healthcare Stoke Wellbeing IAPT Service, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

"All presented topics were communicated well. It was great to hear different timelines of service development, from our roots, to how iapt has developed and adapted more recently through the pandemic"

Rethink Mental Illness, IAPT National Networking Forum, January 2021

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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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